To make a faster communication between the proposed Jewar airport and Delhi Airport, the YEIDA officials has decided to appoint a firm to find ways to connect the two airports.
Giving more insight on the connectivity project, YEIDA CEO, Arun Vir Singh said, “The authority will invite companies in the first week of this month to participate in the process. A company will be selected within a month to put the study in place,”
However, the board has already approved a proposal requesting the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), a joint sector company between the Centre and the states of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and UP to study the means of connectivity between the Delhi-Jewar airports.
Currently, driving between IGI airport and Jewar takes over two hours and that’s why a direct transport link between the two will play an important role. The projected route will be based on demand assessment, public affordability, population, transport network, regional connectivity, traffic data, the NCR planning board plan 2032 and so on.
Arun Vir Singh further said, “The YEIDA board has given its go-ahead for appointing NCRTC or any other consultant to conduct a study and see what this link should be, whether a rapid rail, underground metro, highways, hyper-loop, pod taxi, mass transport system or something else.”
Recently, during UP Investors summit, it was announced that the proposed airport will be developed as a full-fledged aviation hub. The airport is billed to cater 80 million passengers once it will get operational by 2022-23.